Go with God this summer!
Shine through the week with warmth-giving worship! Gather Sundays at 10 AM or online anytime
Throughout the summer, we will gather in worship Sundays at 10 AM. This service is also streamed live to YouTube where you can gather with others online. Click here for some helpful information about our gathering in the time of COVID-19.
Children are always welcome in worship Sundays at 10 AM and they can also gather with their parents for Church on the Playground each Sunday at 9 AM. See below for more information.
Fellowship on the water: river outing and lunch planned for this Saturday, July 24
The Men's Ministry is organizing a river adventure! All men and their guests (women and kiddos) are invited to launch your kayaks, canoes, paddle boards, or other water-floating-thingies on Saturday, July 24. If you have any extra boats and floats, bring 'em along for others to share.

  • meet and carpool from the church parking lot at 9:00 AM
  • travel to Aylett, VA for the put-in spot (est. 1 hour drive)
  • paddle for 2-3 hours based on conditions
  • if interested in a lunch stop, go to Halterman's Eatery (formerly known as Seafarers Restaurant and featured in Southern Living magazine)
  • Contact Bruce Doub for more details
Music and fellowship for Elementary students: "Kids' Summer Praise" on August 12 and singing in worship on August 15
All elementary aged kiddos are invited to a special time of music and praise on Thursday, August 12, 3-4pm. Led by music minister Keith Tan with special help from our youth choir members, your child will learn special worship songs and have fun. They are also invited to share these songs in worship on Sunday, August 15, if your family is available. If you would like your K-5th grade kiddo to participate, please contact Laura McNally at (l.mcnally@ccerva.org). There is no requirement to sing on Sunday to participate on Thursday. Please register by August 8.    
Thank you for generously sharing our campus: campers are having a great first week!
Our friends from Autism Society of Central Virginia are having a great first week of summer camp! These young people are learning and growing on our campus over the next few weeks. We are blessed by their presence and for this opportunity to BE the church.
Get Ready to Shop with Love! School Supply Drive for Henry L. Marsh Elementary School is coming in August
RSVP the "Love is the Way" book discussion for women this summer
Bishop Curry's book will bring you much-needed inspiration this summer. Read the book ahead of time and join in the Women's Book Discussion in the Parlor on July 28, 7-9 PM. Please RSVP in Realm Events and reach out to Becky Hansell if you have any questions.
Do you have a welcoming spirit? Passion for connection? Consider serving on the Welcome and Fellowship Committee
It has felt so good to come back to church and experience the many ways that love is gathering. Visitors are finding us each week, and we want to be an inviting, welcoming, and nurturing congregation.

We are forming a new Committee to focus on welcoming and engaging new members and sharing fellowship for all. Would you like to join us? Does this sound like a calling for you? Please contact vestry member Jan Thomas at thomaj36@gmail.com if you would like to hear more.
Use your hands for good! We volunteer at Shalom Farms 2 days each every month.
The mission of Shalom Farms is to work with communities to ensure access to healthy food and the support to live healthy lives. Through sustainable food production and hands-on experiences at the farm and in the city, Shalom Farms provides thousands in Richmond with access to healthy food…and healthy lives.

Christ Church is committed to serving one Tuesday and one Saturday each month. On Saturdays, we join our friends from West End Islamic Center, so it's an opportunity to provide food for those in need, and extend a hand of hospitality to our Muslim neighbors.

Sign up to serve in Realm events or contact Laura McNally.
Weekly opportunities to worship, connect, and grow

Online Worship | Worship at your convenience throughout the week by streaming our Sunday service through YouTube

Monday Compline Service | Online | Monday | 9 PM | Join in via Zoom for a beautiful way to end the day every Monday. Get the link in Realm Events.

Wednesday Morning Prayer | In-person and Online, depending on the week | Wednesday | 8 AM | Join others for a morning prayer service. Check Realm Events each week for how to gather in-person or online.

Small Group Bible Studies | In-person & Online | There is a group for you! Study and fellowship groups for men and women meet weekly. Contact staff for details.
Financial Update from the Christ Church Treasurer 
As of the end of June, the Church's unrestricted cash was a healthy $424,063. For the first six months of 2021, the church incurred a deficit of ($62,698) which is close to the budget of ($61,071) and $11,567 less than last year’s deficit at this point of ($74,266). Relative to the prior year, year-to-date revenues have declined 18.2% while expenses have declined by a similar amount of 17.9%.  
The Church has filed for Employee Retention Credits, part of the CARES and Consolidated Appropriations Act, and expects to receive approximately $125,000 which is expected to result in a surplus for 2021. 
If you have any questions, contact Jim Sowers either through Realm or by email at jimzsowers@gmail.com. 
Visit the "Files" section in the Christ Church group in Realm for more financial details.
Sundays at 9 AM: Stories, Music, and Fun for families with "Church on the Playground"
Sundays at 9 AM | CCE Playground
Families with young children can gather on the playground at 9 AM on Sunday mornings. Bible stories, music, and activities will keep little bodies engaged and growing with God. Grownups can chat, kiddos can play, and everyone can gather in the spirit of holiness. Families are welcome to come and go as needed from the sanctuary to the playground. The worship service will be streamed to an outdoor speaker so you can listen to the indoor service, too, and Holy Communion will be served on the playground. Additionally, the Family Room (on the left side as you enter the sanctuary) will be open for diaper changes, nursing, rocking, etc.

In the event of rain or high temps, the group may move into the Garage Building.Contact Adam Williams for updates!
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